News Category: discrimination

WWII veteran’s run-in with police led him to fight to change Houston institutions

Oct. 7, 2022

This story first appeared in the Texas Standard . An excerpt can be viewed below. To watch the full story, click here.

This story is part of a Hispanic Heritage Month collaboration with Voces Oral History Center based at UT-Austin’s Moody School of Communication.

In the 1940s, Latinos did not hold positions in Houston’s police and fire departments. 

Uvalde Residents Soul-Searching for Answers After the Massacre

June 28, 2022

This story first appeared in VICE News. An excerpt can be viewed below. To watch the full story click here.

Before the massacre at Robb Elementary, Uvalde was at the center of Mexican Americans' struggle for civil rights, leading one of Texas’ longest school walkouts. Now, this tight-knit community is grappling with how guns played a role in this tragedy.

(This story first appeared in VICE News.)